30 CFR 777.14 - What general requirements apply to maps and plans?
(1) Maps submitted with applications must be presented in a consolidated format, to the extent possible, and must include all the types of information that are set forth on topographic maps of the U.S. Geological Survey of the 1:24,000 scale series.
(2) Maps of the proposed permit area must be at a scale of 1:6,000 or larger.
(b) When applicable, maps must clearly show those portions of the operation where surface coal mining operations occurred -
(1) Prior to August 3, 1977.
(2) After August 3, 1977, but prior to either -
(i) May 3, 1978; or
(3) After May 3, 1978 (or January 1, 1979, for persons who received a small operator's exemption in accordance with § 710.12 of this chapter) and prior to the approval of the applicable regulatory program.